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Batch 62 Bottled- Big Fat Oatmeal Stout

Saturday night I finally got around to bottling my beer. I had help from some of my kids. So, before I could begin I had to clean the kitchen- can’t have an unclean environment when bottling beer! Bottles got bleached, then sanitized as I didn’t know what could have been in my bottles given how …

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Batch 61 and 62- Viking Mead and a Big Fat Oatmeal Stout

I’m sick of not being able to brew beer. So, despite some horrible personal news that should have derailed all my plans, I pushed on and brewed two batches of beer. Well, one batch of beer and a mead that I’ve been meaning to make for over a year. The mead recipe: 15lbs honey, yeast …

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Batch 60 Bottled- The Unspoken Passion

Josiah bottling

  I bottled my beer tonight!  And what a good tasting beer it is!  It turned out different from the last time I made this beer- it’s more tart than before, but once again a mouthful tastes amazing! Final gravity turned out to be 1.020, giving this an alcohol percentage of 9.19%.  Oh, boy!  I …

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It’s been 4 years since I brewed last. Well, technically 3 years. I brewed a cider with my friend Rob, but I don’t count that since it was technically his brew. But last night that all changed!  We got together and brewed a masterpiece: Unspoken Passion Imperial Stout! Liquid sex in a bottle.  Sounds freaking …

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Bottled My Stout and Pumpkin Ale- Batches 47 and 48

Pumpkin Ale Beer Label

So, last night I was able to bottle both batches of beer.  Doing it by myself sure takes some time! The Pumpkin Ale is a bit weak in the pumpkin realm.  It could really use more pumpkin presence.  Guess that’s what I get for using a cheap pumpkin and not shopping around for the best …

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Chocolate Stout and Pumpkin Beer- Batches 47 and 48

Sparging my chocolate stout

Saturday was a big day for me.  Not only did I bottle my Weizen, but I also brewed two batches of beer with help from my friend Rob! So, we started with the Chocolate Stout.  Here is the recipe I followed (based off of Rogue’s Chocolate Stout): 1.5lb two row 7lbs liquid extract .5lbs 120L …

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Bottled Oatmeal Stout- Batch 40

Bottled the stout tonight after a 2 hour delay, thanks to uncontrollable circumstances.  Final gravity came to 1.020 for an alcohol percent of 5.00% even.  Got 94 12oz bottles and two 22oz bottles out of it.  Should be ready to drink by my party on the 15th.  Looking forward to it.

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10 Gallons of Oatmeal Stout- Batch 40

Went to F. H. Steinbart’s yesterday and bought ingredients to make 10 gallons of oatmeal stout. Ingredients: 2lbs of rolled oats, 8lbs of Six Row malt, 1lb of crystal malt, 1lb of chocolate malt, 1/2lb of roasted barley, 7lbs of dark malt extract syrup, and some Wyeast 1084 Irish ale yeast.  I had the gypsum …

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Lucky Stout Bottled- Batch 36

Finally got around to bottling my Beamish clone.  Bottling 10 gallons of beer is a task, let me tell you.  To make things more difficult, I thought my bottle filler was broke, as it wouldn’t stop pouring.  After a bit I got it working again, but it was still dripping slowly.  Will have to replace …

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A New Pot and A Batch of Stout- Batch 36

My wife got me the best birthday present ever.  She got me a 15 gallon brew pot. This thing is so stinking big I can stick both my boys in it and have room for veggies!  (Note:  I am NOT endorsing cannibalism!  I’ll leave that to the British Navy. 😉  ) So, what do you …

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